Munich Re News

Munich Re’s Primary Carrier, ERGO, Explores China Digital Business

ERGO, Munich Re’s troubled primary insurance company, is making a digital push in the massive Chinese market. Mark Klein, ERGO’s chief digital officer, recently visited China to explore how the insurer can partner on data with Chinese companies, such as …

Munich Re’s New CEO Wenning to Take ‘Hard-Nosed’ Approach

Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone’s liking long before taking the helm of Germany’s Munich Re. That hard-nosed approach could prove valuable as the 52-year-old tackles falling profits, disgruntled investors and headwinds beyond his control at the …

Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow by 4.5% in 2017-2018: Munich Re

The global insurance industry is set to grow more strongly at 4.5 percent per annum on average (3.0 percent in real terms, or adjusted for inflation) during 2017 and 2018, according to Munich Re. While premium income is likely to …

Munich Re, Beazley Partner to Provide Enhanced Cover for Large Cyber Risks

Building on their existing collaboration, Beazley and Munich Re’s Corporate Insurance Partner announced the creation of “Vector,” a partnership that aims “to bring innovation and capacity to the large cyber market.” Vector cements a relationship the two insurers forged a …

UK MGA Plum Launches High Net Worth Home Cyber Cover

Plum Underwriting, the London-based specialist home insurance managing general agent, announced the launch of cyber and data risks cover embedded within high net worth (HNW) and mid net worth (MNW) home insurance products in the UK. Plum’s Home Cyber covers …

Munich Re Syndicate’s Hoare Elected to Council of Lloyd’s

Dominick Hoare, chief underwriting officer for Munich Re Syndicate Ltd., was elected this week to the position of corporate-external member to the Council of Lloyd’s, which is the body responsible for the supervision of the Lloyd’s market. Hoare represents Munich …

UK’s Pool Re Increases Reinsurance Cover to £2B ($2.5B)

Pool Re announced it has increased its commercial reinsurance cover to £2 billion ($2.5 billion), compared with the £1.95 billion ($2.4 billion) of cover previously in place. The placement further distances the UK Treasury, and thus, ultimately, the UK taxpayer …

Solvency II Drives Demand for Reinsurance During 1/1 Renewals: Fitch

The January renewals period show that Solvency II will increase demand for reinsurance products as European insurers attempt to strengthen their capital position through risk transfers, Fitch Ratings said. The main beneficiaries are likely to be the financially strongest reinsurers …

Munich Re Q4 Earnings Drop to 500M Euros ($530M) on Nat Cat Claims

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, reported a bigger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter earnings as claims from natural disasters rose while prices continue to fall. Net income declined to about 500 million euros ($530 million) from about 700 million euros a …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i Grows to 15 Members

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i, which was launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of distributed ledger technology, has grown to 15 members from its original five. Members of the B3i initiative are collaborating to explore the …